One Community United is moving forward with their annual One Table meal in September, though it will look a bit different this year due to concerns over the coronavirus.
In years past, participants would gather together for a meal at one large table across the John Ross pedestrian bridge in downtown Rome. Attendees of the 2020 One Table will pick up boxed meals at the Courtyard by Marriott Rome Riverwalk and take them across that bridge to the (socially-distanced) dining area at the Town Green. Diners may also enjoy their meals at the Marriott or at their own homes, says Rick Stevenson, a member of the Board of Directors for One Community United. The event date is Sunday, September 20th.
Tickets are available via Eventbrite by searching for One Table 2020, as well as at Yellow Door Antiques located at 219 North 5th Avenue. The cost is $40 per ticket.
The purpose of One Table (and One Community United) is to promote racial harmony. In a year full of civil unrest, the coronavirus, and an election, such an event is needed, adds Stevenson.
Interested parties may learn more about the event via Facebook by searching for One Community United #OneTable2020 Rome, Georgia. The event is set for 6:30 pm, again, on the evening of Sunday, September 20th.